Lost in a good book

adventurethroughpages:

Day 11: Can I live here?
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
I mean being able to literally jump into a book, i need that in my life

adventurethroughpages:

Day 11: Can I live here?

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

I mean being able to literally jump into a book, i need that in my life

Check out this cool perk on Read for Pixels’ Indiegogo campaign. 

The Pixel Project is a global, virtual volunteer-led nonprofit working to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women worldwide through global online campaigns that combine the power of the internet, social media, new technologies, and pop culture/the arts.
The “Read For Pixels” 2014 campaign features live readings+Q&A Google Hangout sessions with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the cause to end violence against women. Participating authors include Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.
Participating authors have donated exclusive goodies to this special “Read For Pixels” Indiegogo fundraiser to encourage fans and book lovers to give generously to the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. Additional goodies come from bestselling authors Simone Elkeles (courtesy of Bloomsbury Books) and Lori Foster.
The Pixel Reveal campaign aims to raise $1 million to be shared between The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to keep our respective campaigns and programs alive and kicking butt in the fight to end violence against women. Check out how the funds raised (including your donation) will be used here: http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/the-campaign/project-breakdowns/

Check out this cool perk on Read for Pixels’ Indiegogo campaign. 

The Pixel Project is a global, virtual volunteer-led nonprofit working to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women worldwide through global online campaigns that combine the power of the internet, social media, new technologies, and pop culture/the arts.

The “Read For Pixels” 2014 campaign features live readings+Q&A Google Hangout sessions with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the cause to end violence against women. Participating authors include Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.

Participating authors have donated exclusive goodies to this special “Read For Pixels” Indiegogo fundraiser to encourage fans and book lovers to give generously to the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. Additional goodies come from bestselling authors Simone Elkeles (courtesy of Bloomsbury Books) and Lori Foster.

The Pixel Reveal campaign aims to raise $1 million to be shared between The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to keep our respective campaigns and programs alive and kicking butt in the fight to end violence against women. Check out how the funds raised (including your donation) will be used here: http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/the-campaign/project-breakdowns/

wrestlewithwriting:

Jasper Fforde starting a novel with a subtle bang. Currently reading The Woman Who Died A Lot.

“I play a similar game at talks which I call the ‘Jasper Fforde Role playing game’ where you have to do a one line pitch of any of my books. That was me trying to get published! ‘Don’t ask, read it’ is probably the closest to a strategy that we’ve ever figured out…”
— Jasper Fforde

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“I write using a system I call ‘the narrative dare’ method of writing. Set up a dare and then arrange 100,000 words around it. Eyre Affair: ‘Jane Eyre is kidnapped and someone has to get her back’. The Big Over Easy: ‘Humpty’s shattered beneath his favourite wall, and it wasn’t an accident’. Shades of Grey: ‘A new world order in which every aspect is somehow governed by visual colour’.
Once I set the dare, I then just work the problem through and see where the drama falls. The results are often unexpected. And that’s a good thing in fiction.”
— Jasper Fforde

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“The simple fact is that I had no genre or market in mind when I wrote. It was simply what amused me. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the marketing publicity machine, and while this is important, it can sometimes invade corrosively on the creative process. Write for yourself, and let publishers figure out the rest…!”
— Jasper Fforde

(Source: reddit.com)

Cat-formerly-known-as-Cheshire, is that you?

Cat-formerly-known-as-Cheshire, is that you?

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Jasper’s UK publishers adore Pickwick so much that they use her as the logo for their SFF community Hodderscape?There’s an article from the person who designed the logo here:http://www.hodderscape.co.uk/designing-the-dodo/

Jasper’s UK publishers adore Pickwick so much that they use her as the logo for their SFF community Hodderscape?

There’s an article from the person who designed the logo here:http://www.hodderscape.co.uk/designing-the-dodo/